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IPS Investment Policy Statement gaps

DOES YOUR IPS (INVESTMENT POLICY STATEMENT) HAVE GAPS? ASK THE LAWYER # 3 by Carol Buckmann A 2017 Callan Survey reports that 90.9% of defined contribution plans have investment policy ...

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What is an Investment Policy Statement, and Why Have One?

Legally, creating an investment policy statement (IPS) isn’t mandatory for defined contribution (DC) plans. But the Department of Labor does require plan sponsors to be prudent about selecting and ...

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Hidden Fiduciary Problems with Investment Selection

investment selection

Investment Selection Industry expert and Founder of 401kTV, Fred Barstein made the very perceptive comment regarding investment selection in his recent post Problems using a record keeper’s proprietary funds that ...

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DCIIA Publishes Listing of Common Investment Vehicles Found in Most DC Plans

401k investments

The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) is a not-for-profit industry membership association focused on the improvement of industry practices and better outcomes for investors. The membership includes: investment ...

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Assets in 401k Plans Hit Record High in 2016

401k assets

According to research by the ICI (investment Company Institute), assets in 401k plans hit a record high in the second quarter of 2016 at $4.860 trillion making up 70% ...

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